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Argentina Clinches Top Spot in Copa America Group A with Dominant 2-0 Win Over Peru

June 30, 2024
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Argentina capped off a perfect group stage performance in the 2024 Copa America with a commanding 2-0 victory against Peru on Sunday morning in Miami. This win secures Argentina’s position as group winners and confirms their spot in the quarterfinals.

Forward Lautaro Martinez emerged as the hero for Argentina, bagging a brace in the second half. He opened the scoring in the 47th minute and added another in the 86th minute, solidifying Argentina’s dominance. Martinez has now scored an impressive four goals in the tournament, having previously netted against both Canada and Chile.

Despite a penalty opportunity awarded in the 72nd minute, Argentina couldn’t capitalize as Leandro Paredes’ attempt was saved. Nevertheless, their stellar performance throughout the group stage was enough to secure top spot with a perfect record of nine points from three games.

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Meanwhile, Peru’s fate was sealed as this defeat marks their second consecutive loss, leaving them eliminated from the competition with a single point. Similarly, Chile’s journey comes to an end after they were held to a goalless draw by Canada in their final group stage match. Their two draws and one defeat secured them only two points, leaving them short of the knockout stages.

Canada, making their Copa America debut, have defied expectations by reaching the quarterfinals as group runners-up with four points. They’ll face a determined Argentina side brimming with confidence as the tournament progresses.

Yukesh Chaudhary

Yukesh Chaudhary is the CEO and Founder of Niriv, The parent company of The Ditible. He writes on sports news and trends, He has been writing sports news from 2021 and has been writing here.

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